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A misunderstood Swedenborgian detail

Those who have studied the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg are aware that human beings have an internal (spiritual) reality and an external (natural) reality. However, so much emphasis has been placed on love, good works and usefulness, that an … Continue reading

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Gurdjieff helped me understand Swedenborg better

I was introduced to the ideas of George Gurdjieff and Emanuel Swedenborg on the very same day. This allowed me to gain potent material for weighing and verifying their two systems of spiritual transformation. I have become alarmed that many … Continue reading

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A new kind of funeral service

Frank was attending the funeral service of his longtime friend, Fred, who had recently died from complications of the liver. As Frank sat in his folding chair and listened to the various eulogies given by those who knew Fred most … Continue reading

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Swedenborg’s inner filth

In 1745 scientist Emanuel Swedenborg was enjoying a sumptuous meal at an English Tavern and contemplating his discovery that Holy Scripture held profound ideas, hidden from the eyes of men. Suddenly he perceived that the room he was sitting in … Continue reading

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It is easy to turn evil into good, but much harder to turn good into good

I am aware that the above heading sounds anti-intuitive. Most people simply do not look deeper than the mere outward expression of goodness. However, the notion that not all good deeds and kind acts are really good is a most … Continue reading

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Worship on steroids!

According to the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg “all worship has as its end that man may be purified from evils and falsities” (Arcana Coelestia n 10022). Without the removal of these character flaws, the Lord God’s goodness and wisdom cannot … Continue reading

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What really is “salvation by faith alone?”

Many followers of the theology of Emanuel Swedenborg believe that he changed the focus of spiritual transformation in Christianity from “faith” to “good works.” In other words, salvation does not consist of mere belief and acknowledgement of the Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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The Devil supports helping the world’s deprived and abused children!

Not long ago the Devil was seen napping under the shade of a large tree. Concerned by this, one of the Devil’s top henchmen took steps to wake his master up. The Devil opened his eyes and asked his henchman … Continue reading

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Andy the Angel is sent on a unique divine mission

One day, as God was taking inventory of the number of human souls that had died and were now currently inhabiting the two spiritual kingdoms of heaven and hell, He became somewhat alarmed. He had sent new secret information down … Continue reading

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I am in the spotlight!

Despite the fact that most of the world’s eyes are focused on the athletes competing in the Olympics I have managed to keep the spotlight on myself. I won’t be winning any medals or praise from this extra attention. In … Continue reading

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